This grant is for teams of educators and their supporting administrators from New York and New Jersey schools who are looking to do the following within their schools:
- Academically challenge and engage students.
- Develop or strengthen a school-wide culture that values community and civic participation.
- Support literacy skills with standards-aligned primary source documents.
The IDP Grant gives educators and schools access to online professional development and materials valued at more than $10,000!
Awarded schools will be middle and high schools from New York/New Jersey who are able to produce teams of 2 - 4 educators, all of whom have agreed to participate in Facing History professional development and use Facing History resources, pedagogy, and approaches in their courses for a minimum of 4 weeks throughout the school year.
Deadline: We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.
Get prepared! Download a printable Application at-a-glance to see the application questions.
2020 - 2021 Application Details
Awarded Schools Will Receive the Following
- Full scholarships for each team member to attend a Facing History and Ourselves online summer seminar or online course. (valued at $420 - $700 per teacher)
Space limitations at seminars may impact availability for those teachers late to register.
- A class set of Facing History resource books for classroom or library use. ($500 - $750 value per set)
- Access to Facing History’s supplementary literacy guides and professional development to incorporate literacy strategies.
- Access to Facing History’s digital and lending library, an extensive collection of resources for classroom use.
- Year-long consultation and support from Facing History staff. (valued up to $2,600)
- Invitations to attend any professional development workshop during the school year - at no cost! (valued at $125 per workshop)
- New York City and New York state teachers are eligible to receive CTLE hours. New Jersey teachers are eligible to receive a certificate of attendance for professional development credits.
Awarded Schools Commit to the Following
Each school commits a team of two to four educators to participate in this grant.
Participating teachers are required to:
- Attend an online seminar or course in summer, 2020. See below for available summer seminars.
4 Day Online Seminars
- U.S. History: A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era (June 22 - June 25)
- Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior (July 13 - July 16)
- Teaching Civics: Identity, History, and Action (July 27 - July 30)
- U.S. History: A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era (July 27 - July 30)
6 Week Online Courses
- Holocaust and Human Behavior (June 11 - July 22)
- U.S. History: A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era (June 11 - July 22)
- Teaching to Kill a Mockingbird (June 11 - July 22)
- Use the materials and pedagogy received at their selected summer seminar in their classroom for at least 4 weeks during the school year, either as a single unit or integrated throughout the year. Find the materials in the event descriptions above.
- Secure approval and support from school administration to teach the Facing History unit or course.
- Complete a provided curriculum outline mid year to detail how you’ll be using Facing History in your classroom.
- Maintain open lines of communication with Facing History program staff for follow-up support and consultation.
- Middle and high schools in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey.
- Recommended for educators who teach U.S. and Global History, Government, Social Studies, Civics, ELA, or Humanities.
- Eligible schools are those able to produce teams of 2 - 4 educators, all of whom have agreed to participate in Facing History professional development and use Facing History resources, pedagogy, and approaches in their courses for a minimum of 4 weeks throughout the school year.
Application Process & Timeline
- Now - Get prepared before you start the online application!
Download the Application at-a-glance Review the essay questions and gather the contact information of the teachers and administrator. Then, just copy & paste into the form.
- Deadline rolling basis- Using a team leader point of contact to represent the team, each school submits one online application form
- June & July - After reviewing applications, Facing History staff will reach out to the Team leader to schedule an interview with the applying team.
- Interviews will take place throughout the months of June & July.
- Interviews will take about 30 minutes via video-conference.
- This is an opportunity for Facing History to learn more about your school, the reasons for applying, and your needs. It is a time for you to raise any questions your team may have.
- Rolling notifications - All applicants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis.
Questions? Contact Renee Harleston, Program Specialist, at [email protected]